January 31st, 2008
07:54 PM ET
10 years ago

What do you think of tonight's Democratic debate?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/01/31/dem.debate/art.theatre.cnn.jpg caption=" The Kodak Theatre is also home of the Academy Awards ceremony."] We want your real-time reactions to what Obama and Clinton are saying. Do agree or disagree? Who's making the most persuasive arguments? Are they addressing the issues or just being combative? Who's dodging the questions? What would you ask the candidates? Sound off by adding your comment below.


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soundoff (2,377 Responses)
  1. davey

    I am liking Obama more. Don't need another Hillary & Bill mess

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. Ashton

    I dont get why Hillary is claiming like she did all these "great" things that bill did, BILL did them, not HER

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  3. marisela cisneros

    when either hillary or barack wins...the other one will be the vice-president?

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. Frank G Anderson

    1 February 2008

    One of some four million Americans working and living overseas, I have spent some forty years watching America and Americans become less of a beacon for democracy and more of a symbol for war and imperialism.
    What will the next president of the United States do to help bring about badly needed changes in the formulation of American foreign policy, what will the changes be and how will they be brought about?
    Thank you.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  5. Craig

    I don't want to pay for thier health care reform or anything else that would increase and create larger Govt. Go home both of you

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  6. DJK

    Oh my god...I think we're going to get our Clinton/Obama.

    God loves the Democrats!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  7. Collin

    could the debate questions tonight be more skewed in favor of Hillary Clinton? I mean Wolf Blitzer keeps hammering Obama with accusatory innuendos, while throwing Hillary lobs. He has yet to repeatedly tried to add unintended meaning to a Clinton quote. I am deeply disappointed with the questioning.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  8. Alex Smith

    That was beautiful and so true.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  9. Damon

    How can Clinton say America is the moral authority for the world?
    Especially in light of what is going on inside the country!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  10. Colin

    The bias in favor of Hillary Clinton is more than evident. Barack Obama was not given an opportunity to speak at the end of the debate. I was unable to watch much of the debate, but the portion that I was able to watch was at least 75% Clinton. I am incredibly disappointed.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  11. mainer

    Very proud of the two candidates representing the Democratic party. I will admit my vote is going to Hilary. I am not just thinking 8 years I want 16. What are the chances of a Clinton-Obama ticket???

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  12. Red State Dem

    Go Hillary...It will take One women to clean up the mess of the Two men !!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  13. Jinte

    i wonder if wolf will ask some hard questions and press hillary as he has pressed barack?

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  14. ryan

    So why can Hillary bring up her gender and not get slammed for it??

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  15. gc

    I think both are doing a good job. Hillary's experience is coming through- It would be a great ticket if both ran together

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  16. daniel

    reflecting back on bill clinton's refusal to do anything about the genocide in rwanda, i would be interested to hear about what hillary plans to do in regards to the genocide happening in darfur today.

    i would also like to hear barak comment about what he thinks needs to be done in africa as well.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  17. kathleen

    my husband, a die hard republican, said that if we have a clinton/edwards ticket, he just might vote democrat!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. Robert Hammond

    OBAMA IS GETTING CREAMED!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOBODY CAN SAY SHE ISNT OUT SHINING HIM ON EVERY ISSUE- THE TELLING MOMENT OF THE NIGHT WAS WHEN HE MENTIONED THE DRIVERS LICENSE ISSUE AND SHE LOOKED AT HIM AND SAID- 'YOU DIDNT EVEN ANSWER THE QUESTION WHEN ASKED'- OBAMA SAID – NADA-NOTHING- HE LOOKED DOWN- THAT MOMENT IS ALREADY ON YOU TUBE!!!!!!

    YOU ARE GREAT AT SPEAKING BARAK- AND I HOPE YOU ARE VP- BUT YOU CANT DEBATE HILLARY WITHOUT EDWARDS.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. Chaim

    it looks like everything Obama say Clinton use the same words, i thing i would say Obama is alot better tonight then her

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  20. Korkor Ocansey

    Oh boy, am i so glad to be experiencing history being made today in American politics. The cordialism, mature and intelligent way both candidates address each other and the nation is something that demads an oscar awards. Who says democracy is cheap?

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  21. troy

    Hillary is hitting high.

    Obama needs to tell his surrogates - on this debate - to quit suggesting every critique of him is racist.....until he does that, until he gets a grip on his supporters, he will not get my vote....even if he is the nominee...

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  22. Halle

    I feel as Obama is speaking directly to me and answering all the questions and doubts that I may have had before. I think he will be the person to make a true change in our country. I have spoke to people all shapes, colors, sizes and ages during this campaign and even the people I thought were going to speak up for Clinton said they couldn't vote for anyone else, but Obama. I was amazed and I will continue to be amazed because of this man's diligence as the next president of the United States of America.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  23. Mike

    California needs Barack. The U.S. needs Barack!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  24. ngdoc

    Nether of these two have the experience to do the job...They are both bumbling the questions and giving answers that are popular not correct.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  25. Joe

    Of course two different families switching back and forth is a BIG DEAL!!!

    I have not had the opportunity to see a President who didn't come from one of these pedigrees.

    This presidency is not owed to her... she should not get it because she is a woman or because she is a Clinton. It is time for change. It is EASY to see that a CLINTON is NOT CHANGE.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
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